Pre-Op: Assessment and Management (Recorded at Pri-Med South)

With advances in surgical and anesthesia techniques, peri-operative mortality has markedly decreased. Presently cardiac complications are the most common cause of death. Clinical criteria and complexity of planned surgery predict the risk for adverse cardiac events. Only select patients require further evaluation such as stress testing for risk stratification. Coronary revascularization prior to surgery has not been shown to reduce the risk of cardiac events. Beta adrenergic blockers are beneficial when used with proper precautions. Management of anti-platelet and anticoagulant therapies during the peri-operative period will be described. 

Learning Objectives

  • Estimate risk for peri-operative cardiac complications
  • Understand the role of stress testing and coronary revascularization
  • Learn how to use beta-adrenergic blockers and statins pre-operatively
  • Peri-operative management antiplatelet therapy
  • Peri-operative management of anticoagulant therapy

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Simon C. Chakko, MD 

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For APRNs and PAs, AANPCB and NCCPA accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as the number of hours of participation (AANPCB) or as Category 1 CME credits (NCCPA).

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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